Fierce - Clarissa Wild
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Nerdy girl Autumn
Blakewood is the prime example of a goody two-shoes. She studies every
night, is never late for class, and always follows the rules. She has
never felt the need to step out of her
Hunter Bane is a cocky, confident bad-boy, who's
nothing but trouble. He’s a dangerous distraction to everyone around
him. Sexy and strong, Hunter enjoys the swooning effect he has on women.
Especially those who aren't used to attention, like Autumn.
finds it hard not to give into Hunter’s advances, even though it all
seems like a game to him. Trying to understand him is impossible,
because he shrouds himself in mystery.
What she doesn't know is that
Hunter has more baggage than anyone should have to carry. When she
discovers he's in an illegal frat club to save the one person that
matters to him, Autumn realizes this could mean the end of her
undeniable connection to him. Even their lives are at risk.
But it's too late to turn back now ...
Sooo I kinda had a love, hate relationship with this book. For me, it
was like Jekyll and Hyde in sense. When it was good, it was really good,
but then there were bits that were kind of frustrating or confusing and
put me off. Overall, it was a pleasant read with those little bits of
hidden gold but it had its flaws.
Autumn (Leafy) is your typical
virgin nerd who has moved to college wanting to escape all the taunts
and teases from her old life. This new start for her is a new chance at
making friends and becoming and entirely different person. Hunter on the
other hand has a lot on his plate. He's been dealt a bad card and has
to enter fights, deal drugs and beat people up to pay for this unknown
reason. In this sense it wasn't your typical fighter story as the lead
male had no choice, which kinda lost the appeal a little bit for me, but
still ok non the less.
The good points in the book for me was
the suspense and the mystery over the characters behaviour, who's behind
it all and trying to guess whats really going on with Hunter. These
kind of guessing stories really appeal to me and so I felt that this was
a good spin on the story. I did like the lead characters mostly as it
was opposites attract etc, and both began to open up and come out of
their shell a little bit as the story progressed.
The bad points
of the story kind of took away the shine for me a little bit. One was
the believability of the story and the other was the behavioral aspects
of the lead that you wouldn't associate with the stereotypes that you'd
place on them. Leafy became heavily involved in the drug aspect of the
story and followed Hunter round like a lost puppy. This for me would not
happen to a smart girl who you think would know better and try to
avoid. While Hunter sometimes came off as a little wimpy with all the
crying, again taking the shine of his 'alpha male' persona that we all
love. There was also too much going off at once, so sometimes you kind
of lost where you were with the book and this got a little confusing.
it was an OK read, but I didn't find myself in love with the story and
characters. This is a shame because I absolutely love fighter stories
and this story could of had so much more going for it if some things we
only slightly changed. There was so much potential for the story with
the characters background and plot but I dont feel it fully reached it.
*ARC received for an honest review.